Chinese Astronaut to Give Lecture From Space

Created: 2013-06-20 13:09 EST

Category: China

Astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft will teach students through a live video feed system while in orbit at about 10:00 Thursday, announced a spokesperson for China's manned space program on Wednesday.

In China's first initiative of its kind, astronauts will give a lesson to secondary and elementary school students while in orbit and it will be broadcast.

Female astronaut Wang Yaping is preparing for her debut lecture 300 kilometers above the earth. The other two astronauts will be her teaching assistant and cameraman.

In Beijing, a special classroom will be set up at the High School Affiliated to China Renmin University. About 330 primary and secondary school students, including some from ethnic groups, migrant worker families, and the regions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, have been invited to the venue to interact with the astronauts via video call.

The Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft was launched on June 11, taking three astronauts, two males and one female, into the space. The three are all in good and stable conditions.

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